The Blackhawks have activated Michal Rozsival (ankle) from LTIR.
Rozsival started the season on long-term IR and wasn’t eligible to play until November 2nd. Now back at 100 percent, Rozsival has been activated and is expected to make his season debut on Saturday in St. Louis.
The Blackhawks have signed Michal Rozsival to a one-year deal worth $600K.
Rozsival, 37, had 13 points (1G / 12A) in 65 regular season games and one assist in 10 playoff games before fracturing his ankle in Game 4 versus the Minnesota Wild. There was speculation that Rozsival might retire, but he will go for another Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2015-16.
Rozsival will be back in the Blackhawks lineup on Sunday.
Rozsival was a healthy scratch on Friday, but he will be back in the lineup tonight in Winnipeg. There was no word on who would come out, but it will likely be David Rundblad, who replaced Rozsival vs. the Blue Jackets.
Rozsival (shoulder) returned to practice on Saturday.
Rozsival was held out of Friday’s game, but is expected to be back in the lineup on Sunday after participating in Saturday’s practice. With Rozsival set to return, Kyle Cumiskey will come out of the lineup.
Rozsvial is day-to-day with a shoulder injury, so Kyle Cumiskey will make his season debut tonight vs. New Jersey. Coach Joel Quenneville is hopeful that Rozsival will return to the lineup on Sunday vs. the Penguins.
Rozsival missed the first three games of the regular season, but will make his season debut on Saturday vs. Nashville. He is expected to replace Trevor van Riemsdyk in the lineup. Rozsival had one goal and seven assists (eight points) in 42 games a season ago.
Rozsival (upper-body) will miss Saturday's game vs. Buffalo.
Rozsival missed Thursday's season opener with an upper-body injury and will miss a second straight game tomorrow. Rookie Trevor van Riemsdyk made his NHL debut with Rozsival out, so expect him to stay in the lineup on Saturday.